KansasFest 2012 — Wayne Arthurton — The Apple II’s Gaming LegacyA presentation given at KansasFest 2012A tour of franchises started on the Apple II that are still going strong or coming back. A surprising number of modern games can directly trace their heritage to games originating on our favorite machine.Website: http://waynearthurton.com Topics: KansasFest, Apple 2, Apple II, games, computer game history
Escape from the Homebrew Computer Club is a modern(ish) raycasted 2 1/2 D game for the Apple II. Creator David Schmenk describes how he came up with the concept, the technology designed in it, and how to play it. Download the game from http://schmenk.is-a-geek.com/Apple.html Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2011, David Schmenk, HBCC, Apple II, Homebrew Computer Club, game, Escape
Through custom coding and modification, Melissa Barron has modified the classic Oregon Trail to use in-game text that's a blend of l337, chatspeak, and LOLcats syntax. Learn about the process of hacking this game and see it in action on an Apple IIc. Learn more at http://melissabarron.net/ or see her similar presentation at Notacon 7 at http://notaconmedia.com/2010media.shtml#schedule Topics: KansasFest 2010, Melissa Barron, Apple II, Oregon Trail, game modification
A presentation by Carrington Vanston by KansasFest 2012.Inform 7, the newest version of the longstanding text adventure creation software, is a very approachable platform for people who might want to create their own Infocom-style games.Inform is so approachable, in fact, that we are going to make an entire (if tiny) text adventure game from scratch in 30 minutes. We’ll do it "improv style," taking suggestions from the audience, building out the rooms and objects based on their... Topics: Inform 7, interactive fiction, text adventure, programming, game programming, Apple 2, Apple II,...